Bungie's 'Destiny' might be episodic, takes cues from TV shows

XMNR: Bungie's Joseph Staten dropped new clues into the development of Bungie in an interview released Wednesday that suggest that the mythic sci-fi shooter might be episodic.

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PSN-JeRzYzFyNeSt1907d ago

if its episodic i wont be buying

andibandit1906d ago

Episodic =maybe ill check it out once all episodes are released

Transporter471906d ago

How does that determine if you will buy it? From what i seen it is kind of like an MMO, and if that's the case that is not a bad thing.

_-EDMIX-_1906d ago having more content in the future is bad? J....just stupid. I'm not sure how anyone can say they are not buying because of that. So when they are making new planets "OH DAMN, should have never bought this game...they have DLC coming CRAP" LOL!

More is always bad, we want as less as possible here buddy.

Destiny is a day 1 on PS4 for me! If its a MMO style game, I want it on a system that I will be playing a WHOLE LOT!

Also take a look at what Bungie has said about the traveling! It suppose to be seamless, take time etc. It sounds quite EPIC!

PSN-JeRzYzFyNeSt1906d ago (Edited 1906d ago )

dude dont get me Wrong.. destiny looks awesome i want to buy it.. i would rather pay one time for the whole game instead of knowing im missing parts to my game. i like to play at my own pace.. i dont like waiting for more episodes to come out or how ever it works.. i want to buy the whole game if not then ill be skipping this one thats just the way i spend my money..

DLC is one thing
Episodic is another
two completely diferent methods


Transporter471906d ago


Well i suppose that's a way to put it, but if it is episodic, we don't know how big each episode is and how many they will release at one time, they could release a big chunk of the game, and slowly keep adding them episodically which could work fine, depending on how the end product is, so don't judge it yet if it is episodic.

MysticStrummer1906d ago

Episodic content is fine with me. Walking Dead was really great that way, leaving me looking forward to the next installment. Defiance will be doing some of that too, with "Episode Missions" that will change along with the show. I'm already looking forward to more of those, even though I still have lots of other mission types to do in the game.

BattleAxe1906d ago

I want to buy a game as a full package, I hate how developers are making episodic content or making a game with the most basic amount of content they can get away with just so they can sell you DLC.

This is one of the reasons I'm completely done with Call of Duty games. Battlefield is certainly a better game, but DICE have been playing the same game as Activision when it comes to DLC.

I think that people are going to buy fewer games because of this trend, and that can only hurt developers.

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Blacklash931906d ago

I can almost guarantee we won't have to pay for it, at least in the initial "season".

Bungie has been all about giving players an incentive to come back to the game for years after release, so something like this doesn't surprise me.

thechosenone1906d ago

Is $60 really not enough these days? They have to come up with new ways to squeeze more money out of us.

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RememberThe3571907d ago

It depends how they do it. The Walking Dead made me more accepting of the episodic model but I still prefer the single purchase model.

And if they really are pulling from The Wire we're gonna get some cool ass plot lines. Maybe the best show on TV ever.

_-EDMIX-_1906d ago

Took the words right out of my mouth. I finished the Walking Dead last week......BEST GAME OF 2012 HANDS DOWN! I liked a lot of games last year, this game damn near made me cry at the end. Getting Season 2 DAY 1, TT Games is showing how to do episodic games right!

Godmars2901907d ago

Aren't MMOs largely episodic via updates?

What they may be trying to do could be more sequential and connected, but still likely the same.

Probably too much to ask them to have some good or at least decent writers working on this.

e-p-ayeaH1906d ago

If its something like Fallout 3/New Vegas DLC im in

Jek_Porkins1906d ago

I wonder why people aren't complaining about Destiny being DRM? It is a hot button issue, Bungie is a big developer and from what I understand we all dislike the idea of not being able to play a game that requires internet.

Queasy1906d ago

Cause it would be like complaining that World of Warcraft, Defiance, or World of Tanks requires DRM....

rdgneoz31906d ago

Destiny has a single player to it, which you still need to be online for. Its more like comparing it to Diablo 3. Sure you need to be online to play with your friends, but if you want to go it alone then why do you need to be online?

And if you didn't notice, D3 had horrible lag at times in the beginning that would disconnect you even when you were playing single player. Why do you think PC players are annoyed that PS3/PS4 players get to play the game offline?

BitbyDeath1906d ago

Probably cause it's not being designed as a single player game. Unlike Simcity which works perfectly fine as single player and should always have that option.